Crystal Palace face Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on Saturday with both sides fresh and raring to go following the winter break.

Palace have had some warm weather training in Dubai over the last week and will be hoping to bounce back from the disappointing 3-1 defeat against Everton last time out.

The Eagles created a number of chances at Goodison Park but failed to be clinical enough to get something out of the match.

Christian Benteke scored his first goal since April 2019 and maybe should have had another, but was denied from point-blank range by Jordan Pickford.

Both sides seem to be relatively comfortable in the league table at the moment, with Hodgson’s side six points away from the relegation zone and Steve Bruce’s men seven points clear of the drop zone.

However, a defeat for either team and other results going against them could drag them into the relegation fight.

We expect Palace to stick to the usual 4-3-3 formation and here’s how we feel Hodgson may line up his side at Selhurst Park.